Genres in Literature
Definition:•  a category of artistic,  musical, or literary  composition characterized  by a particular style, form,  or c...
Fiction: something invented by the imagination or feigned,specifically, an invented story.Fairy Tales                     ...
Non-Fiction:the branch of literature comprising works of narrative prosedealing with or offering opinions or conjectures u...
Other Genres of Fiction•   Science Fiction•   Fantasy•   Novel•   Romance•   Short Fiction•   Westers
Can you name some familiarScience Fiction titles?
What is your favorite?•   Star Wars•   The Time Machine•   Dune•   …?
Poetry A literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distincti...
We have all heard poetry like  this… There was an old man from PeruWho dreamt he was eating his shoe.       He awoke in a ...
But have you heard poetry like this? I peeled my orangeThat was so bright againstThe gray of DecemberThat, from some dista...
Poetry Comes in Many GenresEpicLimerickHaikuBlues Poem SonnetSo many, many more!
Trends in Genres
So many…. There are hundreds of genres and sub-genres and even sub-sub-genres, all differing on who you ask! The idea is n...
Explore of your own….Refer to the list of genresdefinitions in The Dictionary ofLiterary Terms
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Genres in literature

  1. 1. Genres in Literature
  2. 2. Definition:•  a category of artistic, musical, or literary composition characterized by a particular style, form, or content
  3. 3. Fiction: something invented by the imagination or feigned,specifically, an invented story.Fairy Tales Epics• Features magic or • Story of a quest fantastic characters • Features “Hero”• Moral based • Good vs. Evil• Archetypical characters
  4. 4. Non-Fiction:the branch of literature comprising works of narrative prosedealing with or offering opinions or conjectures upon factsand reality.Essays Biographies and Memoirs• Makes a point • Tells of true events• Written to address an • Told in the past tense audience • Details the life of an• Structured individual
  5. 5. Other Genres of Fiction• Science Fiction• Fantasy• Novel• Romance• Short Fiction• Westers
  6. 6. Can you name some familiarScience Fiction titles?
  7. 7. What is your favorite?• Star Wars• The Time Machine• Dune• …?
  8. 8. Poetry A literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm
  9. 9. We have all heard poetry like this… There was an old man from PeruWho dreamt he was eating his shoe. He awoke in a fright In the middle of the night And found it was perfectly true.
  10. 10. But have you heard poetry like this? I peeled my orangeThat was so bright againstThe gray of DecemberThat, from some distance,Someone might have thoughtI was making a fire in myhands.
  11. 11. Poetry Comes in Many GenresEpicLimerickHaikuBlues Poem SonnetSo many, many more!
  12. 12. Trends in Genres
  13. 13. So many…. There are hundreds of genres and sub-genres and even sub-sub-genres, all differing on who you ask! The idea is not memorization. Just explore and get the feel of how genres work.
  14. 14. Explore of your own….Refer to the list of genresdefinitions in The Dictionary ofLiterary Terms

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